WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series

Transform Your Yard into a Beautiful Water-Saving Landscape

The WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series is a free educational program that will empower you to upgrade your high-water-use turf area into a WaterSmart landscape. This is done through four classes with lectures, hands-on lab work, demonstrations, homework assignments and one-on-one coaching by local landscape and irrigation professionals, all at no cost to you.

It’s FREE and it’s EASY so apply today!

Scroll down to see the series schedule, what you need to know before you apply and what you can do while waiting for a series to begin.

All classes are being held online. You do not need to have an online account to participate.

Funding for these classes is provided by the County of San Diego Watershed Protection Program.

2021 Series Schedule

Summer Series

Fall Series

Saturdays, July 10 – 31
Enrollment is closed
Wednesdays, August 18 – September 8
Enrollment closes July 30th
Saturdays, October 10 – 23

Funding for these workshops is provided by the
County of San Diego Watershed Protection Program.

With your help, we can keep our waterways clean!

What You Need to Know

Wondering what it’s all about? Read on…

This is a four-class series. Your enrollment means that you’ve committed to attending all four classes. What you learn each week will build upon the knowledge you’ve gained the previous week. The big payoff is waiting for you in the last class – an hour of one-on-one coaching with a local landscape professional focused on your project!

To participate in this series you MUST:

  • be a homeowner
  • identify an existing turf area for removal (brown or dead turf that is evident in a recent, original photograph is acceptable)
  • have an in-ground, working irrigation system (sprinkler heads, irrigation valves or controllers shown in a recent, original photograph are acceptable)
  • commit to attending all four classes in the series
  • apply online and be approved for enrollment

What Can I Do In The Meantime?

Attend an Introductory Workshop

Find a workshop in your area and get a sneak preview of the series content. These three-hour workshops are free and held countywide. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all workshops are currently being held online.

Watch Our Videos On Demand

This series of videos will take you step-by-step through the process of creating your very own beautiful, water-efficient landscape.

Think About Your Landscape

How do you use your space? Do you have kids and pets? Do you like entertaining? Or just want less maintenance?